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A collection of quotes and sayings by Martin Farquhar Tupper on perspective, science, inspirational, memory, rote, wisdom, knowledge, speech and insanity.

28 Mind-Blowing Quotes By Martin Farquhar Tupper

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Famous As: Poet, Writer

Born On: July 17, 1810

Died On: November 1, 1889

Born In: Greater London

Died At Age: 79

Martin Farquhar Tupper was a celebrated English poet, author of Proverbial Philosophy and writer. He initially used to write for periodicals, however, his first essay ‘Sacra Poesis’ gained a lot of recognition. ‘Proverbial Philosophy’, ‘The Crock of Gold’, ‘A Modern Pyramid to commemorate a Septuagint of Worthies’ are some of his notable works. His works and writings had a lot of influence on the masses and he was elected a ‘Fellow of the Royal Society’ in the year 1845. He also received a ‘Gold Medal’ from the King of Persia for his contributions in literature and science. Besides being a writer, Tupper was also a reformer and an active supporter of the ‘Student Volunteer Movement’. He also worked towards promoting brotherly relations between America and Britain. His thoughts, beliefs and views are also apparent in his quotes and sayings that give readers a new perspective to life and situations. Presenting some of the famous quotes and thoughts by Martin Farquhar Tupper.
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Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Deep is the sea, and deep is hell, but pride mineth deeper; it is coiled as a poisonous worm about the foundations of the soul.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Confidence is conqueror of men; victorious both over them and in them; The iron will of one stout heart shall make a thousand quail; A feeble dwarf, dauntlessly resolved, will turn the tide of battle, And rally to a nobler strife the giants that had fled.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

God, from a beautiful necessity, is Love.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A man too careful of danger liveth in continual torment, But a cheerful expecter of the best hath a fountain of joy within him.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Hate furroweth the brow; and a man may frown till he hateth.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Let the misanthrope shun men and abjure; the most are rather lovable than hateful.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Naples sitteth by the sea, keystone of an arch of azure.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Love is the weapon which Omnipotence reserved to conquer rebel man when all the rest had failed. Reason he parries; fear he answers blow for blow; future interest he meets with present pleasure; but love, that sun against whose melting beams the winter cannot stand--that soft subliming slumber which wrestles down the giant, there is not one human being in a million, nor a thousand men in all earth's huge quintillion, whose clay heart is hardened against love.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Labour is good for a man, bracing up his energies to conquest, And without it life is dull, the man perceiving himself useless.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Many a beggar at the crossway, or gray-haired shepherd on the plain, hath more of the end of all wealth than hundreds who multiply the means.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Travel is a ceaseless fount of surface education, But its wisdom will be simply superficial, if thou add not thoughts to things.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Life is as the current spark on the miner's wheel of flints; While it spinneth, there is light; stop it, all is darkness.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A good book is the best of friends, the same today and for ever.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Law hath dominion over all things, over universal mind and matter; For there are reciprocities of rights, which no creature can gainsay.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Humility is the softening shadow before the stature of Excellence, And lieth lowly on the ground, beloved and lovely as the violet.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Contend not in wisdom with a fool, for thy sense maketh much of his conceit; And some errors never would have thriven, had it not been for learned refutation.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

If thou wilt think evil of thy neighbour, soon shalt thou have him for thy foe.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

The pen has shaken nations.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

To-morrow is that lamp upon the marsh, which a traveller never reacheth; To-morrow, the rainbow's cup, coveted prize of ignorance; To-morrow, the shifting anchorage, dangerous trust of manners; To-morrow, the wrecker's beacon, wily snare of the destroyer. Reconcile conviction with delay, and To-morrow is a fatal lie; Frighten resolutions into action, To-morrow is a wholesome truth.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Our cares are all To-day, our joys are all To-day; And in one little word, our life, what is it but--To-day?

Martin Farquhar Tupper

There is not unmitigated ill in the sharpest of this world's sorrows; I touch not the sore of thy guilt; but of human griefs I counsel thee, Cast off the weakness of regret, and gird thee to redeem thy loss: Thou has gained, in the furnace of affliction, self-knowledge, patience and humility, And these be as precious ore, that waiteth the skill of the coiner: Despise not the blessings of adversity, nor the gain thou hast earned so hardly, And now thou hast drained the bitter, take heed that thou lose not the sweet.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Error is a hardy plant; it flourishes in every soil.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A spark is a little thing, yet it may kindle the world.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Blunted unto goodness is the heart which anger never stirreth, but that which hatred swelleth, is keen to carve out evil.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

Nature is the chart of God, mapping out all His attributes.

Martin Farquhar Tupper

A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.

Martin Farquhar Tupper